Meaning of John
and the Origins of this baby name
The name John has the following meaning:
God is gracious.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby boy name, John is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 17 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name John fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 26 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name John in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name John is pronounced as jawn
The following names are baby names related to John and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of John: Boys - Doron
, Girls - Eliana
, Both genders - Dagen
Popular Variants for the name John: Jahn
Common nicknames for the name John are: Jack, Jonny
We think the name John should fall under the following style category: Biblical
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name John to be: Intelligent and well groomed chap
In one word, you might describe John as a(n) "well-groomed
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